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OCTOBER Newsletter 2020

Click here for our October 2020 Newsletter Make it your happy place JMN Alarms keeping us safe No child goes hungry We're supporting the poppy appeal Hot off the press : Loyalty Cards Halloween and Pumpkins Thanks from BRAS Toddler Tales returns Our very own Covid...

One-Year Cycle Complete

Wow...we are celebrating the Old Spokes Home 1st Birthday with some outstanding stats! Bike Hours - 2850 Bikes saved from Landfill and sold to Community - 160 Bike Repairs - 1077 Inner tubes replaced 1005 NHS Key Worker free repairs vouchers -12 Make a note to benefit...

Spooky pumpkin carvers compete…

We advertised a Pumpkin Carving competition before the children’s half-term began, ONLINE of course with parents posting photographs of the spooky creations! Here are some of the entrants. The lucky winners will pick up their Halloween body parts Rossi creations from...

Sharing the love…

As you know the pop-up shop in Scratton Road provides free surplus food to those in need in the community. We have had a huge surplus of bread products some weeks so we've started to send it off to Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood on a Wednesday with one of...

Our very own Covid Unsung Hero

A huge heartfelt thank you went out to MANDIE GROVES this month, our very own 'Hardie Park' COVID UNSUNG HERO. Mandie’s efforts over the last seven months running a community pop-up shop from Scratton Road have been admirable. James and Vicki Brabyn on the team have...

Toddler Tales is back!

Our volunteer Diane has returned with Toddler Tales providing a FREE story-time session for little ones in the cafe. Due to the rule of 6 we need you to book in advance. Thursdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Call 07935 868835 to reserve your spot. Contact details: Hardie...

Six of Clubs

We are slowly introducing groups, clubs back into the cafe with Covid guidelines in mind. This means that only SIX participants including the group leader can take part. If you have a group that would like to use the cafe ‘back room’ as a base please get in touch....

Thanks from BRAS

Thurrock BRAS CIC (Baby feeding, Relaxation and Slings) is an organisation covering Thurrock and Basildon founded four years ago by Mandie Groves. They have trained breastfeeding peer supporters and a breastfeeding counsellor and offer online and face to face support...

New LOYALTY cards

Next time you are in the cafe make sure you pick up one of our new loyalty cards. We've gone back to the old faithful card system, the way you like it! BUY 9 HOT DRINKS GET ONE FREE Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB...

No child goes hungry

Communities came together this week offering free school lunches for families struggling in these unprecedented times. We offered to help out providing kids hot takeaway meals to families in need over half term, initially from Monday 26th October to Friday 30th...